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smirch, stain, spot, smear, blot
n. an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
cytosmear, cytologic smear, smear
n. a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
malignment, vilification, smear
n. slanderous defamation
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asperse, besmirch, sully, smear, calumniate, denigrate, smirch, slander, defame
v. charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
smear, daub
v. cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
smutch, smudge, blur, smear
v. make a smudge on; soil by smudging
smear
v. stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
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maculation, fleck, patch, dapple, speckle, spot
n. a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
streak
n. a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"
slur
n. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
accusal, accusation
n. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
ignominy, disgrace, shame
n. a state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
taint, contamination
n. the state of being contaminated
blemish, flaw
v. add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
nigrify, melanise, melanize, black, blacken
v. make or become black; "The smoke blackened the ceiling"; "The ceiling blackened"
slur, dim, blur
v. become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
efface, obliterate
v. remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
obscure
v. reduce a vowel to a neutral one, such as a schwa
pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
disgrace, discredit
v. damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
swob, swab, dab
v. apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; "dab the wall with paint"
spread
v. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
bemire, colly, grime, begrime, soil, dirty
v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
bemire, colly, grime, begrime, soil, dirty
v. make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
maculate, defile, sully, stain, tarnish
v. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
maculate, defile, sully, stain, tarnish
v. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
blot
v. dry (ink) with blotting paper
mottle, blotch, streak
v. mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
streak
v. move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
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gloss
v. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
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